PASIFIKA ENERGY SUMMIT
Date: April 9, 2009 Time: 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Venue: Sheraton Waikiki
Mahalo to our sponsor: Center for Pacific Islands Studies, University of Hawaii School of Pacific and Asian Studies.
Date: April 9, 2009
Time: 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Venue: Sheraton Waikiki
Featuring Distinguished Speaker:
His Highness Tui Atua Tupua Tamasese Efi
Head of State of the Independent State of Samoa
Stars of Oceania Luncheon Keynote Address
His Highness Tui Atua Tupua Tamasese Efi, holds the Tupua title of the SaTupua royal family. He also holds the royal Tama-a-Aiga Tamasese and Tui Atua titles. Tui Atua traces genealogy to Micronesia, Melanesia and Polynesia. Tui Atua is a prolific writer and author on traditional wisdom and man’s kinship ties to the Universe. He has written four books and numerous scholarly journals and publications. His recently published book “Su’esu’e Manogi: In Search of Fragrance” focuses on traditional wisdom and the Samoan indigenous reference.
Dr. Stephen Schneider
Nobel Prize winner, Stanford professor
Keynote Speaker - Morning Session
Dr. Stephen H. Schneider is internationally recognized for research, policy analysis and outreach in climate change, with a focus on climate change science, integrated assessment of ecological and economic impacts of human-induced climate change, and identifying viable climate policies and technological solutions. He has been actively involved with the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change), an initiative of the United Nations Environment Program and the World Meteorological Organization, since its origin in 1988. After decades of work, Dr. Schneider, along with four generations of IPCC authors, received a collective Nobel Peace Prize for their joint efforts in 2007.
Dr. David Korten
International best-selling author, Lecturer, Engaged Citizen
Keynote Speaker - Afternoon Session
Dr. David Korten is a leading critic of corporate globalization and a visionary proponent of a planetary system of local living economies. His international best seller “When Corporations Rule the World”, sometimes referred to as the bible of the historic Seattle WTO protest, helped frame the global resistance against corporate globalization. His most recent book, “The Great Turning: From Empire to Earth Community”, illuminates the significance of this resistance by placing it in the historical context of 5,000 years of Empire and the organization of human relationships by dominator hierarchy.
The Stars of Oceania Luncheon will recognize and honor traditional leaders from the Pacific who are also elected public officials or community leaders.
The Pasifika Energy Summit will feature prominent speakers and moderated panels of traditional leaders from the Pacific, to share their thoughts on the current status in the Pacific regarding global warming, traditional economics, excessive consumption, environmental degradation, near collapse of the earth eco-systems, alternative, renewable and sustainable energy, applications of modern technology, and the importance of traditional wisdom and guidance. Participants will have the chance to connect with alternative energy companies to discuss solutions that are focused on the reduction of dependency on non-renewable energy for island economies.
All proceeds from the Stars of Oceania Luncheon and the Pasifika Energy Summit will support Pacific Island students attending the University of Hawaii and graduate research development in the Pacific with an academic or developmental focus on Pacific islands studies, the physical sciences, marine sciences, agricultural sciences, environmental sciences, energy sciences, information technology, business and engineering.
To further benefit the Stars of Oceania Scholarship Fund, a silent auction will be offered at the event.
If you are unable to attend the Pasifika Energy Summit, we encourage you to support the Stars of Oceania Scholarship Fund by purchasing Stars of Oceania Luncheon tickets for $60 or by donating directly to the fund.